More cunning than the stealthy fox
that evades the prying eyes
and deadlier than a dripping fang
in the wicked mouths of snakes.
More selfish than the opportune vulture
that steals a mother’s kill
and hardier than the snowy leopard
that survives the harshest nights.
Ruling over all this land
with murder in its heart.
The hunter with ten cold fingers
reaching for his gun.